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Is Buddha considered to be an Idol, a God, or both?

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asked Jul 30, 2012 in Buddhism by anonymous
   

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Neither. The teachings of Gautama Buddha -- who llived from 560 BCE to approx. 405 BCE -- are what Buddhism was founded on. His teachings were about how to acheive "enlightenment" (or freedom from suffering), but did not involve worshipping him.
answered Aug 7, 2012 by SouthernGirl Inquisitive Expert (10,360 points)
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Buddhahoodism is the state of enlightnment.

Buddha is one that attains enlighinment.

A gold Buddha that is worshiped is an idol.

God in Buddhism is not like the God of the bible.

SO niether. Sorry.

If you worship a statue you are niether budda or christian.
answered Sep 9, 2012 by appleseedsforweeds Member (600 points)
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Neither. Buddha is a designation. It means having reached the goal of enlightenment or become fully aware of self. Self means the life  within as opposed to the mind and body complex.
answered Nov 14, 2013 by anonymous

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